Hot Spinach Dip

Dips are a necessity at any Super Bowl Party. I mean seriously, I need something to dip all of those chips, carrots, celery and other vehicles in! Today Maria and I are all about dips! I made a Spinach Dip served with fresh Pita Wedges and she made a fantastic Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Dip

Whenever we go out for dinner its fairly safe to say that if Spinach Dip is on the menu, we are going to order it. This is by far one of my favorite appetizers and I always look forward to a good spinach dip. Come to think of it… I probably look forward to the spinach dip and any other appetizer more than the actual meal. Maybe I should just start ordering appetizers and stick to those? My first Spinach Dip was at CPK and I thought it was the most amazing thing in the world until I went to another restaurant a few weeks later and tried the one there… needless to say, Spinach Dip is delicious. I now make my own at home because of 2 reasons: 1. its a whole lot better for you and 2. its way less expensive to make it at home.

After playing with numerous spinach dip recipes I have come to this one that I absolutely love. Its hot and comforting, perfect for the Super Bowl, and its not totally packed full of fat. Also, I serve it with freshly made pita bread rather than chips because its a whole lot healthier!

Hot Spinach Dip

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil,
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1.5 pounds spinach, cleaned, trimmed, and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 6 ounces reduced-fat bar cream cheese
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp hot sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Pita wedges for serving

Instructions

  1. In a large pan, heat oil over medium. Add onion and garlic; cook until lightly browned, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add spinach and cook until completely wilted, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a colander; drain, pressing to release all excess liquid.
  3. In the same pot, warm milk over high heat. Whisk in cream cheese until melted, about 3 minutes. Add spinach, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and 3/4 cup mozzarella; stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer over medium low heat until ready to serve. Transfer to serving dish and add pita wedges for dipping.
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36 Comments

  1. I’m not kidding – I need to come to your Super Bowl party!! I love spinach dip and never remember to make it! This one sounds like it needs to be posted on my fridge!

  2. That is what I always get as appetizers too, and I absolutely love it! That looks delicious, your making me want to have a super bowl party just so I can make all of these things!!

  3. Does the extra 1/2 cup of cheese go on top? Ingredients list shows 3/4 cup but only 1/4 goes into it. Sorry to nit-pick, this sounds delicious and I don’t want to omit that last 1/2 cup of yummy cheesiness.

    1. Lee – so sorry about that – there was a typo! All of the mozzarella goes into the dip so it gets melted! I just fixed the recipe! Thanks for the catch!

  4. We’re definitely having spinach dip this Sunday! You almost feel healthy eating all that green and don’t even notice the cheese! :)

  5. I’m gonna be honest. I’ve never liked spinach dip, but this is the best-looking, most enticing spinach dip I’ve ever seen. I may have to try this out….

  6. Can you reheat this in the microwave? I’m going to a friend’s house for the superbowl, but I’d love to bring this! or should I put it in a small crockpot or something? any suggestions would be awesome.

  7. No wonder I like you Gaby. :) I LOVE spinach dip and can’t wait to try your recipe! I also LOVE spinach and artichoke dip. NO SELF CONTROL I tell ya.

  8. The family loved spinich dips and I’ll have to give this one a try soon. I only like the Superbowl for the food, half time, and the commercials. In that order! :

  9. This is too crazy!! I remember commenting on how fabulous this dip looks and then found out today that I’ve been adopted by you! haha

    I look forward to working with you soon. :)

  10. I just made this spinach dip and its AMAZING! Way better than any restaurants and I don’t feel bad eating lots of it, Thanks!!

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